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Ichneumonid 2 - Gelis

Ichneumonid 2 - Gelis
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
August 21, 2007
Size: 6 to 6.5 mm
Another wingless ichneumonid wasp. Not quite as nimble looking as the last one I posted, but perhaps that is due its awkward pose. Taken in sweep net.

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Do you collect wingless ichne
Do you collect wingless ichneumonids and braconids often? Do you have any more pics of this one? I'd be really interested to see an image of the face (is there an open cavity where the clypeus is normally?) and of the petiole (the relative location of the spiracle). I think it is a wingless braconid and it *might* be in the subfamily I'm working on revising. If so, I'd be really interested in seeing the specimen.


I think these two that I posted are the first ones I have seen. I definitely wouldn't pass one of these guys over though!

I'll get some images of those features. (I can tell you there is not an open cavity on the face.)

Not entirely certain
At first I thought that this looks like it is a Braconid wasp in the subfamily Doryctinae. I used to work with someone very interested in wingless parasitic Hymenoptera. I started looking at her images and it could very well be an ichneumonid - gelis just the same.

If you want to see more, try
then choose browse
choose taxon name
choose 'g'
choose 'gelis' (click on the camera icon)

it should open about 40 images of gelis from florida. She has access to some very high tech imaging systems. Enjoy.

Great find! Good luck catching more! Thanks for taking the extra photos.

I'll post any more if I find them. I'm going to move this to Gelis.

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